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Video:Baked Lemon and Garlic Chicken

with Ben Kurtzman

Baking is one of the easiest ways to cook chicken because you can just put it in the oven and forget about it until it's done. Try this simple lemon-garlic baked chicken.See Transcript

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Transcript:Baked Lemon and Garlic Chicken

Hi, I am Ben Kurtzman for About.com, and today I am going to share one of my favorite recipes for baked chicken.

Baking is one of the easiest ways to cook chicken, because you can just put it in the oven and forget about it until it is done. We are going to be baking a double chicken breast. I am also going to show you how to make a lemon sauce that is quick and adds a lot of flavor to the dish.

Lemon Chicken Marinade

For the sauce we are going to need the following ingredients:
  • juice of 2 lemons
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons chopped garlic
  • 1 tablespoon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • salt and pepper
Fresh lemon juice is always best, and to get fresh lemon juice you will need an inexpensive juicer, which can be picked up at any kitchen store. Slice the lemons in half, like so, and then twist on the top of the juicer to get the juice.

Mixing the Marinade

So now let us add the rest of our ingredients into the lemon juice. Quarter cup of olive oil, tablespoon of mustard, 2 tablespoons of minced garlic, and finally a teaspoon of thyme. We are also going to add a little salt and pepper, and now let's mix it all together.

Preparing the Lemon Chicken

Now this is ready to go on our chicken. Pick a pan that the chicken will fit into snugly. Pour the sauce on top of the chicken, but make sure you get some underneath as well. At this point, you can put the chicken in the refrigerator if you want to let it marinate for a little while, or it will be just fine if you want to pop it in the oven right away.

Baking Lemon Chicken

When you are ready to bake the chicken preheat the oven. Cook the chicken for 40 minutes at 400 degrees. After 40 minutes, test the lemon chicken. If it is firm to the touch, you will know it is done.

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